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General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Matt_T on Today at 01:38:48 AM »
that's a pretty cool bender. way better than the old springs.


You install mini-splits? I may have some ? for you. grinx

I've installed a couple 12K units for myself. Got another three planned in the next year or so hence the tube bender. And yeah it's way better than springs th-bounce

Any questions fire away, just bear in mind I'm no exspurt th-wink
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There seems to be some confusion about where these Tuff 1 ratchets came from, since they are sold under a lot of brand names. I can tell you that JS Engineering was never a division of SK, it was a division of Danaher. The JS brand name was used for government contracts. I had a 1/4" set when I worked for a gov't agency. They also were the source of torque wenches for many companies, including Husky, KD, Craftsman, ATD and SK.. They were in Georgia and were listed in my ATD torque wrench manual as a place to have it serviced or calibrated. The company still exists but not as a tool manufacturer. It is possible that they were the source of these similar ratchets under several brand names. I found nothing to suggest they were actually made by SK. Maybe they were made under contract during the FACOM years. If anybody has any solid info., please post it. As a side note, some years ago, my local SK dealer tried to tell me that JS made their torque wrenches to a higher spec than the cheaper Huskys at HD. I called JS and the nice lady explained that there was a plastic handle and a more expensive metal handle version but other than that, the guts, tolerences and calibration were identical. She then reeled off a list of companies that they made torque wrenches for. The Husky and SK were both plastic handled. It is not just tool trucks that rebrand stuff a different prices. Companies like SK with big product lines fo not make all of their own product or at least that was true in the past.

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This is my understanding from a discussion I had some years ago. (I want to say the guy at Epstiens, but can't remember 100%).

Anyway, S-K was owned by FACOM from 1985 to 2005. I don't recall TUFF 1 rats from S-K prior to 1985, in a catalog or in the wild. From my research on ratchet internals I discovered FACOM ratchets had the sliding pawl design that the TUFF 1 rats use. So, I put all the tidbits together and - with the confirming talk with Epsteins - have decided that S-K did the TUFF 1 under special license from FACOM. I no longer have the JS or FACOM 161 ratchets, so, I can't confirm that the gears from those will fit into my S-K TUFF 1.

That's my story - and I'm sticking to it! lolx
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Best use of an ALLTRADE tool box I've ever seen!   beerdude
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General Discussion Board / Re: Building a garage stereo.....my winter project.
« Last post by Muddy on February 24, 2018, 10:27:25 PM »
Great work! You could start production, I guarantee they would sell like bacon!

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

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General Discussion Board / Re: Building a garage stereo.....my winter project.
« Last post by highland512 on February 24, 2018, 10:14:18 PM »
Very nice, great idea and execution.
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General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by slip knot on February 24, 2018, 10:14:11 PM »
The wifes been complaining about a soft spot in the kitchen floor so I tore into it today.. Shit,  A whole new floors next angryguyx
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General Discussion Board / Re: Building a garage stereo.....my winter project.
« Last post by slip knot on February 24, 2018, 10:09:51 PM »
that's  way cool. thumbsup2 Very well done!
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General Discussion Board / Re: Building a garage stereo.....my winter project.
« Last post by goodfellow on February 24, 2018, 10:06:29 PM »
What a great idea -- that things looks factory. Very well done Scott!
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General Discussion Board / Re: Building a garage stereo.....my winter project.
« Last post by Scout Driver on February 24, 2018, 09:48:25 PM »
A couple more pics. 
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